How do I prepare for my first deep tissue massage?

What should you not do before a deep tissue massage?

Do not eat a heavy meal or drink a large amount of liquids in the hours before your massage. Deep tissue massage requires intense pressure, which can be uncomfortable if your stomach is full or trying to digest a large meal. For a deep tissue massage to be effective, you must be relaxed.

What do you wear for a deep tissue massage?

Wear loose, comfortable clothes. For some, wearing comfortable clothing can automatically trigger muscle relaxation. Also, muscle soreness may vary after the massage is over, so loose clothes may be easier (and more comfortable!) for you to put on before you leave the clinic. Know your goals for the massage.

Can you fall asleep during a massage?

First things first, it’s ok to fall asleep during your massage! It’s your body’s way of getting into a deep relaxation, and a sign that you were due for some extra self-care time.

What should I not say to my massage therapist?

What NOT to Say / Do with Your Massage Therapist

  • Ask your massage therapist to go see a movie / come to your house / etc. …
  • Excessive noises. …
  • Comment on our looks/attractiveness. …
  • Poke your head out of the room to let us know you’re ready. …
  • Start undressing while we are still in the room. …
  • Touch us.
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Are you supposed to shower before a massage?

Let’s get one thing out of the way: experienced massage therapists agree that taking a shower before your massage is always a good idea. You should rinse off chlorine, perspiration or other environmental pollutants before your treatment or therapy because you don’t want all of that to be rubbed into your skin.

What are the side effects of a deep tissue massage?

Most Common Side Effects

  • Lingering Pain. Due to the pressurised techniques used in a deep tissue massage, some people have suffered from some version of pain during and/or after their therapy session. …
  • Headaches/Migraines. …
  • Fatigue or Sleepiness. …
  • Inflammation. …
  • Nausea.

Should deep tissue massage hurt the next day?

There is usually some stiffness or pain after a deep tissue massage, but it should subside within a day or so. The massage therapist may recommend applying ice to the area after the massage.